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by cassowary
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 16
Views: 101

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

So it was not monarchy ( a political system) that causes poverty in N Korea. it is the economic system - Socialism. :roll: (sigh!) You still miss the point cassowary! Sad to say not unusual. Socialism was never a hypothesis of how an economy works but all about power. Marx (I thought that you had r...
by cassowary
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 16
Views: 101

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

Milo wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:02 pm


Small countries have some advantages, such as not having to pay for defence!

Not true. Singapore spends 3.4% of its GDP on defense because it is so small and vulnerable, surrounded by you know who.
by cassowary
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 16
Views: 101

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

Britain in the 19th century had monarchs will real power but they practiced free market capitalism. Most property was in privater hands. It was a time of growing prosperity. Sounds like Liechtenstein today. I have met the Prince Regent of Liechtenstein, a very civilized man. His country is the rich...
by cassowary
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 16
Views: 101

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

North Korea has been ruled by successive members of the same (Kim) family since its very inception in the late 1940's. It has never had a ruler whose surname is not Kim. Hereditary rule is something that I always associate with MONARCHY - not with socialism. Funny I always thought that socialism wa...
by cassowary
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Evolution and Mankind's Destiny
Replies: 12
Views: 84

Re: Evolution and Mankind's Destiny

Contrarily to the general belief, evolution does not come about mainly through spontaneous mutations, as Darwin seemed to think. The main instrument of evolution is lateral transfer of genes, in other words, the acquisition by humans of genes from other species, by the action of virus. This is some...
by cassowary
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 16
Views: 101

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

North Korea has been ruled by successive members of the same (Kim) family since its very inception in the late 1940's. It has never had a ruler whose surname is not Kim. Hereditary rule is something that I always associate with MONARCHY - not with socialism. Funny I always thought that socialism wa...
by cassowary
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 16
Views: 101

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

That's the result of Socialism. Those who vote for leftist parties, take note. Your party may not be as bad as N Korea but it leans in that direction. The further you got there, the worse it gets.
by cassowary
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Singapore's growing otter population
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: Richard Attenborough made a documentary on Singapore wildlife

Rare pangolins visiting the University at night. Crocodiles. Toucans made a nest next to Condominiums. Monkeys living on trees next to public housing. Cass: Toucans are native to South America - not south east Asia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toucan If you have toucans in the wild up there then ...
by cassowary
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Reps. Jordan and Gaetz call for Special Councel to investigate Clinton
Replies: 16
Views: 130

Re: Reps. Jordan and Gaetz call for Special Councel to investigate Clinton

See. I told you that (most) politicians want power, money and girls.
by cassowary
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Booklady, over here.
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Booklady, over here.

Hi Booklady,

I have been trying to contact you via PM many times. But it does not work. Can you do something?